Grateful Dead Live at McNichols Arena on 1979-08-14
Mama Tried ->
Easy To Love You
The Music Never Stopped
The Promised Land
Ship Of Fools
Samson And Delilah
Terrapin Station ->
Playing In The Band ->
Not Fade Away ->
Stella Blue ->
U.S. Blues ->
Johnny B. Goode
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue McNichols ArenaLocation Denver, COSource (2)Sennheiser 441 (1)Sennheiser 421 -> Cassette Master(Nakamichi 550)Lineage Cassette Master -> Dat (Sony R500) -> VXPocket v2 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLACTaped by Rob EatonTransferred by Rob Eaton and Charlie Miller
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Recorded by Rob Eaton
-- Cassette Master digitzied by Rob Eaton
September 30, 2014
Terrapin Station and Playing in the Band were played in the same show 117 times. Once they were first joined in early 1978, for the vast majority of those, when both were played, they were played one following the other. What's interesting about that is that from 1978 to mid-1981 the sequence was Terrapin > Playing. From that point onward, the sequence was reversed - Playing > Terrapin. There are occasional reversals but the patterns are overwhelmingly consistent.
Makes you wonder what happened in May of 1981...
This is a superior audience recording. The Terrapin > Playing > Drums is remarkable. The previous commenters remark that it's pretty good for the available technology cracks me up. Microphones have gotten smaller, but not better, and three head tape decks put down a complete dynamic range signal. It starts our as an analog signal...
August 15, 2011
Awesome recording, good show
November 24, 2008
What a show! Brent's orginal tune debut etc.
Somebody reviewed the U.C.L.A. show from this year, which I also recorded; and said he thought that was the best Stella Blue. So I said over there, indeed it was a good one, but suggested three others, one of which is this one! Besides Stella Blue and the brand new Brent tune "Easy to Love You", this was a terrific performance!
The "Not Fade Away" was considerably different than at Red Rocks, and the "Improvisation", (I refuse to say "Space", since there is no air in space, therefore no sound), was very mellow. I can still picture it well in my mind in color, being up front at this general admission concert; since that's what our tickets said which were originally intended for Red Rocks, but since they had to move because of the rain here to McNichols, they had left the seats on the floor, so it was a mad dash to get a a chair. All the tunes were well played!
August 20, 2008
My first real show
I had been to Dead shows before but couldn't get in, so I had to hang out as a tailgater. This turned out to be a great show. The band was intense, working to overcome the negative feelings many in the crowd had toward the Denver Police, who had a large uniformed contigent patrolling though out the arena.
They succeeded. No cops were hurt, and there were no arrests, as far as I could tell.
Sampson and Delilah is incredible, as is the jam segment of Playing in the Band.
This is an excellent recording considering the technology available at that time. Great work.
Listening to it in retrospect, I consider it one of the best shows I personally attended. Thank you for uploading this incredible show.